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STC Astro-Multispectra Clip Filter (Nikon APS-C) + FREE Shipping + FREE LensPen



STC Astro-Multispectra Clip Filter (Nikon APS-C) + FREE Shipping + FREE LensPen

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Product Description

Exclusive offer from Cyclops Optics: Besides the usual FREE Shipping Offer for most countries worldwide, now we further offer a FREE LensPen (original value US$11), allowing you to clean the surface of your optical equipment safely. In case your chosen option is out of stock, we will send another version for you.

STC Astro-Multispectra Clip Filter for Nikon APS-C bodies is a novel light pollution filter designed by STC Optics with transmission characteristics designed by professional astronomer and renowned astrophotographer Dr. Wei-Hao Wang.


  • Significantly reduce light pollution from artificial lighting in city
  • Allows the use of much wider lens when compared with front mounted filter
  • Easily install or remove for Nikon APS-C cameras
  • Natural colour representation
  • High transmission for astronomical bodies emission
  • Easy to clean thanks to anti-static and greaseproof coating
  • Co-developed by STC and Dr. Wei-Hao Wang, a professional astronomer and renowned astrophotographer


The beautiful M42 Great Orion Nebula on the cover was captured by Mr. Szeto under the serious light pollution in central business district area located in Hong Kong, which is a well known severely light polluted city in the world. With the effective light pollution suppression through this newly launched STC filter, the details instantly pop out against the background. 


  • Mounting and removing the Clip-Filter is quick and easy.
  • Allows the use of SLR lenses as short as 14mm^ (35mm equivalent)
  • Significantly reduces colour shift that might occur at the peripheral areas of wide angle lens thanks to close distance between the filter and sensor
  • Specially designed clip-shaped structure allows the filter to be secured firmly inside the camera body with the lens attached. Therefore, the focal plane is fixed ensuring accurate and consistent focus.
  • The clip structure is made of A2 stainless steel which is virtually non-magnetic and suitable for low temperature use.
  • STC Astro-MS Clip filter can significantly reduce the transmission of artificial lighting in the city, and enhance the transmission of important nebula emission lines such as Hα, Hβ, OIII and SII. (Hα=656.3 nm, Hβ=486.1 nm, OIII=495.9 & 500.7 nm, SII=672.4 nm)
  • Coated with the use of the IBAD (Ion beam-assisted deposition) technology on Schott® B270 optical 1mm glass, working for higher durability and easily cleaning, and preventing aging variation in optical spectral characteristics due to temperature and humidity change
  • High-quality double-sided NANO Anti-smudge coating provides excellent performance on waterproof and grease-proof capability
  • Considering the different optical lens properties of all kinds of brands, it is normal for spherical and coma aberration to occur on part of the fisheye lens, super wide angle lens and wide angle lens.
  • 12 months original manufacturer warranty*

^Due to the differences in optical design among various lenses, when used with some fish-eye lens, ultra wide and wide angle lenses, the corners of the image might appear softer which is a normal optical phenomenon

Compatible Nikon bodies

  • D7500
  • D7200
  • D7100
  • D7000
  • D5600
  • D5500
  • D5300
  • D5200
  • D3400
  • D3300
  • D90
  • D70
  • D40x

Incompatible Nikon APS-C bodies

  • D60
  • D500

Nikkor Lenses (Tested)

  • AF-S NIKKOR 12-24mm 1:4G
  • AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 18-140mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70MM F/2.8E ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300MM F/4.5-6.3G ED VR
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140 f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR

Placing the light pollution filter closer to the sensor reduces color shift that may occur at the peripheral areas of the image if front screw-in lens filter is used. STC recommends using STC Astro MS Clip Filter for Nikon-APS-C with SLR lenses of focal length 14mm or longer, and avoiding directly taking pictures to strong artificial light which may cause slight flare on image.

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Before & After

ngc7000-unfiltered-2048px.jpg ngc7000-stc-astro-m-2048px.jpg
Without STC Astro-Multispectra With STC Astro-Multispectra

Direct JPEGs output from Nikon D800 illustrating the effectiveness of the Astro MS filter


Credits: Dr. Wei-Hao Wang

Camera: Nikon D800 (astro-modded)
Lens: Nikkor AIS ED 180mm f/2.8 @ f/4
Exposure: 2 minutes


STC Astro-M Transmission Characteristics


  1. Natural colour representation by selectively blocking out UV light below 410nm, sky glow in between 620nm and 640nm and infrared light beyond 680nm
  2. High transmission for astronomical bodies emission at Hα=656.3 nm, Hβ=486.1 nm, OIII=495.9 & 500.7 nm, SII=672.4 nm and slightly passing yellow-orangish emission at 605nm.

Installation Procedure

A. Remove the lens from the camera.

B. Insert the Astro-MS clip filter into the camera.

C. Press the clip filter firmly into place

D. Attach the camera lens and start shooting!



STC Technologies


STC utilises ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD) to solidly bind the coatings onto Schott B270 glass, the very same glass used in Zeiss lenses. Such technique enhances the light transmission and also durability of the 160 layers of coating deposited to produce the advanced filter characteristics shown above.

With patented Ultra Layer® technology, both surfaces of Astro-Multispectra are coated with Anti-Smudge nano-coating to prevent dust and water from settling on the filter surface. Dew will not form and your filter is always clean. If necessary, it's effortless to clean.


6 months warranty covering defects due to manufacturing and workmanship

*Extended to 12 months by registering on STC website.


Compatible camera

  • D7500
  • D7200
  • D7100
  • D5600
  • D5500
  • D5300
  • D5200
  • D3400
  • D3200


1mm Schott® B270 Glass• - 304 (A2) Stainless Steel





Water drop contact angle

>110 degree

Multiple coating

Both-sided, total 160 layers




RoHS 2.0